ICC Media Release
Following its 74-run victory over Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup at Barbados today, Ireland has earned the right to take its place on the LG ICC ODI Championship table.
Ireland's name will appear on the official rankings table following its final game in the Super Eight stage of the event, which will take place in Grenada against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Having made up part of the ICC Assoicate ODI Rankings Ireland now graduates to the LG ICC ODI Championship after defeating two Full Members, in accordance with the qualification regulations.
Once an Associate has played at least 10 ODIs in total, it has the opportunity to be promoted to the main table. To gain this promotion, the Associate must either achieve two wins against Full Members, as Ireland has done against Pakistan and Bangladesh, or achieve one win against a Full Member and also have won more than 60 per cent of matches against other Associates.
Currently, the table is made up of the ten Full Members plus Kenya.
In accordance with a previous ICC Board decision, Ireland has ODI status until 2009, a status also enjoyed by the top six Associate Members, the others being Kenya, Scotland, the Netherlands, Canada and Bermuda.More information in relation to Ireland's promotion to the LG ICC ODI Championship table will be announced in due course.